Raid 5 Gone After a Power Failure

Just now in my office when we were working, the file server was disconnected as well as the exchange server. I thought it was just a common power failure which we experience in the past all the time and had no problem. So I went back to the server room and found out that UPS was not on (power cut off). Nothing else usual was found, so I turned it on and then the server.

So I waited and waited and the Remote Desktop Connection could not be established after 15 minutes. So I got a monitor and connected it, the strange thing was the screen prompted “DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESSURE ENTER.” My instinct told me the BIOS setting was changed, specifically the Boot Priority. So I got in BIOS setting by hitting Delete. It was actually the booting disk was missing. By the way, I have RAID 5 built in a Silicate 3124 PCI-X external card. Now the Raid was shown on BIOS setting, what do I do? I was asking myself.… Continue¬†reading | 3 Comments